Lost: The Final Season

Lost kicks off its sixth and final season tonight in the United States, and Friday in the United Kingdom, when I will be watching. And yes, it is going to be nearly impossible for me to wait that long, and I will have to stay far away from the internets in order to avoid being spoiled. Because, man, I don’t want to be within 100 feet of a spoiler. I ready to enjoy watching the dominoes fall, and the connections made as I watch the answers to about a billion mysteries come. Or not come, as I suspect.

Lost has been a show that I’ve been a fan of since Day 1. Actually, I was a fan before it ever premiered. They had me at ‘from the maker of Alias,’ and they kept me through mystery and intrigue. Even in its weaker seasons, the mystery kept me coming for more. I do love the characters (well some of them) and I certainly care what happens to them, but there were times when we had to sit through episodes on characters I didn’t really care about. (Hello, Shannon). And then of course, there were those characters I liked, who’s departure from the show (for whatever on- or off-set reasons) disappointed and frustrated me. (I’m looking at you Mr Eko). But there was always the mystery and always the sci-fi, and generally good writing, so there you go. A hat tip to Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse for that. [Also, I’m such a big dork I knew those names without having to look them up. At all.]

Before we enjoy the last season, I thought I’d call attention to ten of of my favorite moments. Interestingly, Lost is not a show I’ve watched over and over like some others, so these moments are the ones that truly stand out. I remember the main points, but some of the finer ones may have been lost. (he he) (As an aside, I have some theories on why I haven’t watched them multiple times, the main one being that, for me, it’s the reveal that makes Lost, so once you’ve seen the reveal it’s not as much fun. ) Anyway, without further fanfare here are my 10 favorite moments, in no particular order, after the jump.